Smoky Mountains National Park

Nestled along the North Carolina-Tennessee boarder, The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the most-visited of the national parks. There are over 10,000 different species of flora and fauna which have been identified within the Park’s boundaries. The large number of species in the park is due to the diverse habitats. These habitats range from spruce-fir forests to temperate deciduous forests. The diversity of the Park has also lead to it being designated as a World Heritage Site by the International Biosphere Reserve.

Recreation opportunities abound in the Great Smoky Mountains. Visitors may hike on over 800 miles of trails, explore the many cultural heritage sites, take self-guided auto tours, or view the abundant wildlife of the park. Because of the popularity of the Park and the proximity to major urban areas, the Great Smoky Mountains is the most visited National Park with over 9 million visitors every year.